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1:35 Faun L 900 including SdAh 115
Das Werk

Catalogue # DW 35003
Available from around €69.00 (RRP) 

RETAIL_A.jpg

 

The Faun was one of the heaviest German trucks in service at the time. It weighed 8,800 kilograms and was 10.4 meters long, 2.5 meters wide, and 2.6 meters high. It required a crew of only one, that being the driver. It was powered by a 150hp Deutz F6M5171 diesel engine and could carry a total cargo load of up to 8,800 kilograms. The Faun had no armour protection or armament, and it had six wheels, four of which were the drive wheels. Its primary purpose was transporting and carrying small tanks and armoured vehicles, hence the abnormally long body and powerful engine. The Faun could carry up two small tanks at a time using a special vehicle trailer.

1.jpg

6.jpg

9c54ae8cd00b8c8219409fb149796c3f.jpg

Unbenannt.jpg

The Faun was produced by a variety of manufacturers, including Büssing-NAG, Vomag, Faun, Fross-Büssing, Krupp and MAN. Not many of these trucks were produced, and even less were converted into SdKfz 4 half-tracks. The Faun was mostly used from the early to mid-part of World War II, as it was primarily used to carry and recover small German tanks such as the Panzer I and Panzer II. It's usage throughout the war was then mostly limited to the transportation of heavy equipment, troops, and other light vehicles.
Extract from World War II Wiki

 

The kit

07-11-2017-3.JPG

21-1-2018-render-1-b.jpg

Thanks to Uschi van der Rosten and Das Werk, those of us with a Facebook presence have been watching this kit come together for a short while now, with regular updates on CAD, packaging and also a test shot build from Alex Glass himself. As I write this, this kit is on the cusp of release, and modellers should be able to get their hands on it later this month or early January. You can see why Das Werk are proud of their product. The presentation alone is a bold statement of their faith in the product with an attractive artwork by Jason Wong, who also produces artworks for the likes of Takom. If you look carefully at the lid, you’ll note the product name and company logo are finished in gloss, while the remain is a nice satin finish. On the box side we see profiles and schemes for the vehicle. For those of you who don’t know, Das Werk is a collaboration between Uschi van der Rosten and MBK Distribution. In the case of this release, work has also been done in conjunction with Pete Hamann and CustomScale.

 

The box itself is quite weighty, as it should be as it contains two model kits; the Faun L900 3-axle truck, and also the SdAh 115 flatbed trailer. Inside the box, all sprues are separately packed, except for the two which are supplied twice. In total, there are NINE sprues of light grey styrene, and one of clear. There are also two packets of vinyl tires, a number of brass rods and a small decal sheet. An instruction manual is provided for each of the models, both Faun and SdAh 115. 

DW_FAUN-L900_FEATURES_FRONT-END-DEPLOYED-1_PH_01-10-2018_V02.jpg

DW35001_HERO-SHOT_D-Camera_16-11-2018.jpg

DW35001_HERO-SHOT_Q-Camera_15-11-2018.jpg

Instead of rolling through text for each sprue, bearing in mind that I’m fairly unfamiliar with the characteristics and breakdown of such vehicles, we’ll look at each sprue in photographic form, but now I’ll also explain some of what features this kit offers in terms of options etc. From the outset, it became pretty clear that the Das Werk team wanted to create a model that could be used in any scenario that could be thrown at it, and as a result, the load bearing elements of this kit would need to be able to be modelled in a fashion that was realistic of the completed scenario. With the Faun, there is always the possibility that this flatback vehicle could be travelling empty, or with moderate or heavy load. To that end, the designers of this kit have included three separate sets of leaf-spring suspension arms so cater to all three possibilities, and of course then allowing the finished model to sit lower on that suspension when carrying heavy equipment. That is a fantastic little touch.

4.jpg

5.jpg

dark yellow topless open door.jpg

dark-yellow-open-door.jpg

You’ll also see that the kit has some lengths of brass wire. These are designed to be bent around a supplied plastic former so as to create the metal hoops that optionally sit over the rear of the Faun, and would possibly be covered by a soft skin. When the soft top wasn’t deployed, the hoops are stowed further forward. It is of course possible to build the model without the sides fitted too, and just the open back. There are so many possibilities. 

DSC00707.jpg

DSC00712.jpg

DSC00713.jpg

What the instruction manual also provides is a series of load images which will give you an idea about which suspension parts to add vs the weight carried. 

Whilst the Faun has a very nicely detailed cab, detailed underside/chassis and some excellent wood grain finish to the appropriate parts, no engine is supplied, so that really isn’t an option unless someone releases an aftermarket solution for this. 

05-02-2018-5.jpg

24-1-2018-2.jpg

DW00117_L900_V01_3501-3502_TRAILER-RENDER_LOADING-4.jpg

DW00117_L900_V01_3501-3502_TRAILER-RENDER_ROLLING-4.jpg

DW35001_HERO-SHOT_J-Camera_15-11-2018.jpg

DW35001_HERO-SHOT_M-Camera_15-11-2018-desaturated.jpg

05-02-2018-4.jpg

The SdAh 115 trailer is also no less featured, with numerous options for the modeller. These include three load options and the ability to pose the rear axle away from the trailer and fit ramps for loading the trailer itself. 

RETAIL_C.jpg

Like them or loathe them, both the Faun and the SdAh 115 trailer have vinyl wheels, but these are actually very good! Seam lines are extremely minimal or even almost invisible, so shouldn’t be a concern for the average modeller.

DSC00753.jpg

Now to the plastic!

 

Faun L 900

Sprue  A (x2)
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DSC00723.jpg

DSC00724.jpg

DSC00725.jpg

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DSC00727.jpg

 

Sprue B

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DSC00731.jpg

DSC00732.jpg

DSC00733.jpg

DSC00734.jpg

DSC00735.jpg

 

Sprue C
DSC00736.jpg

DSC00737.jpg

DSC00738.jpg

DSC00739.jpg

DSC00740.jpg

DSC00741.jpg

DSC00742.jpg

DSC00743.jpg

DSC00744.jpg

 

Sprue D
DSC00745.jpg

DSC00746.jpg

DSC00747.jpg

DSC00748.jpg

DSC00749.jpg

DSC00750.jpg

DSC00751.jpg

 

Sprue E
DSC00754.jpg

 

Wire
DSC00719.jpg

 

Wheels
DSC00752.jpg

 

Decals
A single decal sheet is included which contains markings for the exterior as well as cab instruments. Printing company is unknown, but the decals are nice and thin, have minimal carrier film, solid colour and perfect register. 

DSC00720.jpg

 

SdAh 115 trailer

Sprue F (x2)
DSC00755.jpg

DSC00756.jpg

DSC00757.jpg

DSC00758.jpg

DSC00760.jpg

DSC00761.jpg

 

Sprue G
DSC00762.jpg

DSC00763.jpg

DSC00764.jpg

DSC00765.jpg

DSC00766.jpg

DSC00767.jpg

 

Sprue H
DSC00768.jpg

DSC00769.jpg

DSC00770.jpg

DSC00771.jpg

DSC00772.jpg

DSC00773.jpg

 

Wheels
DSC00774.jpg

 

Instructions
A separate manual is provided for both the Faun and the SdAh 115 trailer, and whilst there are some commonalities between them, there are some inconsistencies, such as no parts/sprue map for the SdAh 115 trailer manual. No real biggie though. Generally, both manuals are very easy to follow with the various illustrations reminding me very much of Wingnut Wings in their style and colourisation. There is also plenty of annotation throughout and notes on the various options. There are plenty of paint references given throughout too, with codes for RAL, Tamiya, Mr Hobby, Ammo, Vallejo, Humbrol and Mission Models types. 

DSC00704.jpg

DSC00705.jpg

DSC00706.jpg

DSC00708.jpg

DSC00709.jpg

DSC00710.jpg

DSC00711.jpg

DSC00714.jpg

DSC00715.jpg

DSC00716.jpg

DSC00717.jpg

DSC00718.jpg

 

Various schemes are also supplied, attributed to unknown units.

FAUN_tritone_8.jpg

FAUN_erika.jpg

 

Conclusion
Production quality really is superb, rivalling other high-end contemporary kit manufacturers. I think I saw one little bit of flash that wasn’t bigger than a pinhead, and there are no defects such as sink marks etc. A major-league effort has not only gone into some very nice engineering, but also into the research and development of this new kit, and it really shows. With the jig to bend the soft-top support hoops etc. it’s pretty obvious that building this kit will be an absolute joy. If you have some money left in the run-up to, or after Christmas, you should consider treating yourself!

 

My sincere thanks to Das Werk for the review sample seen here. Watch out for this kit soon, from your favourite online model retailer.

 

3banderole_jäh.jpg

 

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An excellent subject for release. Now we have a smaller alternative to the Sd. Anh 116 trailer from the Tamiya Famo release in IM.

I see one in my future in a derelict state, with a Fly Natter nestled on top!

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I read there are some hideous errors with this kit.  The wheels are horrendously inaccurate.  The fenders totally wrong and even basic things like the wooden side gates are incorrect.  It’s a shame because it’s a really great idea for a kit and I was ready to pull the trigger and get one.

 

“Edited for personal attacks and insults.” 

Ernie

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You feel qualified to call the kit a disaster made by cretins yet by your own admission have only read that this was so. Good job.

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5 hours ago, Magneto said:

Now I’ll wait a few more years before some competent team gets together to bring out a good model.

A couple of points to ponder...

Firstly, we might be waiting a while for another Kit Manufacturer to take on this project; given the size, complexity and nature of the subject.

Secondly, read about hideous errors where exactly? To my knowledge, this kit was produced with the co-operation of Faun. If you're going to cast doubts on it's accuracy, probably best to have that reference at hand to back up your statement.

Because "I heard" or "I read" somewhere usually doesn't suffice. If you expect that this is a place you can visit and straight up start trashing people without evidence, then as a Moderator on another site where this thing happens regularly said only yesterday...

"You'll be disappointed."

S

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7 hours ago, Magneto said:

I read there are some hideous errors with this kit......

Ya know, I WAS going to delete this as spam.  But I’m not going to. However, I’m going to shorten it up and remove the personal insults , etc. 

No biggie if someone sees accuracy issues with a kit, but instead of going off half cocked, maybe try backing up what you say with facts and proof.

And avoid the personal attacks and insults. This is not the place for that stuff. 

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On 1/13/2020 at 12:12 AM, Clunkmeister said:

Ya know, I WAS going to delete this as spam.  But I’m not going to. However, I’m going to shorten it up and remove the personal insults , etc. 

No biggie if someone sees accuracy issues with a kit, but instead of going off half cocked, maybe try backing up what you say with facts and proof.

And avoid the personal attacks and insults. This is not the place for that stuff. 

 

On 1/12/2020 at 10:43 PM, Wumm said:

A couple of points to ponder...

Firstly, we might be waiting a while for another Kit Manufacturer to take on this project; given the size, complexity and nature of the subject.

Secondly, read about hideous errors where exactly? To my knowledge, this kit was produced with the co-operation of Faun. If you're going to cast doubts on it's accuracy, probably best to have that reference at hand to back up your statement.

Because "I heard" or "I read" somewhere usually doesn't suffice. If you expect that this is a place you can visit and straight up start trashing people without evidence, then as a Moderator on another site where this thing happens regularly said only yesterday...

"You'll be disappointed."

S

Here’s a point for you to ponder

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/das-werk-1-35-faun-l-900-and-sdah-115-video-t318059.html

 

make sure you read it, absorb it and internalise it.  The wheels look very wrong just by looking at them.  It looks like about 90% tyre and 10% hub.

I would suggest you get back once you’ve read the link (this is a highly academic one that you won’t stand a single chance in dismissing nor rejecting unless you employ a massive amount of bigotry which I do hope you don’t - let’s keep it civil, ok) and 

apologise profusely.

 

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On 1/13/2020 at 12:12 AM, Clunkmeister said:

Ya know, I WAS going to delete this as spam.  But I’m not going to. However, I’m going to shorten it up and remove the personal insults , etc. 

No biggie if someone sees accuracy issues with a kit, but instead of going off half cocked, maybe try backing up what you say with facts and proof.

And avoid the personal attacks and insults. This is not the place for that stuff. 

Where is the place for personal attacks and insults then?

Heres the link

 

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/das-werk-1-35-faun-l-900-and-sdah-115-video-t318059.html

 

There is an exchange of money for goods. You sell a terribly inaccurate kit to the ahem more gullible less knowledgeable modellers then you don’t exactly deserve plaudits.  Look, you are a research team I’m a casual modeller.  I use reference materials and probably never build a kit oob - so I read, look and investigate.

 I put three of the kettenkratf on my get list but I will be checking up based on the faun.  I still want to get it! But I’m not forking out for a kit with doughnut tyres and then have to buy inaccurate ‘corrections’.

Put the replacement parts in the kit please! Then I can make a confident purchase.

No doubt you will come back with a ‘all kits have errors’ reply.  Not exactly. It’s mainly errors through omission.  A few errors may need slight tweaks but tyres on a truck that need to be slung in a bin are a lost cause, disappointment and waste.

Thank you and enjoy that link! facepalm, wink!
 

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On 1/12/2020 at 9:57 PM, krow113 said:

lol

First day on a model forum.

Lol

I know but most first timers will be posting about a kit (or rather some info on it) 

I just wanted to know what you thought of this kit. It seems that you all missed the errors so hopefully my link will help and I will be a highly respected guru that you will all feel happy with asking questions! I’m here to help!

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On 1/12/2020 at 9:45 PM, [CAT]CplSlade said:

You feel qualified to call the kit a disaster made by cretins yet by your own admission have only read that this was so. Good job.

What do you mean by that?  How else am I to be informed of the errors? Lol! Pray enlighten me!  I tell you what would be good is if you only read that it is so and get back to me with any questions and praise that you will no doubt have

 

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/das-werk-1-35-faun-l-900-and-sdah-115-video-t318059.html 

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On 1/8/2019 at 4:26 PM, Pardelhas said:

Fantastic review mate!!

I ordered mine in Pre-order and its coming now!

 

On 1/8/2019 at 12:28 PM, James H said:

1:35 Faun L 900 including SdAh 115
Das Werk

Catalogue # DW 35003
Available from around €69.00 (RRP) 

RETAIL_A.jpg

 

The Faun was one of the heaviest German trucks in service at the time. It weighed 8,800 kilograms and was 10.4 meters long, 2.5 meters wide, and 2.6 meters high. It required a crew of only one, that being the driver. It was powered by a 150hp Deutz F6M5171 diesel engine and could carry a total cargo load of up to 8,800 kilograms. The Faun had no armour protection or armament, and it had six wheels, four of which were the drive wheels. Its primary purpose was transporting and carrying small tanks and armoured vehicles, hence the abnormally long body and powerful engine. The Faun could carry up two small tanks at a time using a special vehicle trailer.

1.jpg

6.jpg

9c54ae8cd00b8c8219409fb149796c3f.jpg

Unbenannt.jpg

The Faun was produced by a variety of manufacturers, including Büssing-NAG, Vomag, Faun, Fross-Büssing, Krupp and MAN. Not many of these trucks were produced, and even less were converted into SdKfz 4 half-tracks. The Faun was mostly used from the early to mid-part of World War II, as it was primarily used to carry and recover small German tanks such as the Panzer I and Panzer II. It's usage throughout the war was then mostly limited to the transportation of heavy equipment, troops, and other light vehicles.
Extract from World War II Wiki

 

The kit

07-11-2017-3.JPG

21-1-2018-render-1-b.jpg

Thanks to Uschi van der Rosten and Das Werk, those of us with a Facebook presence have been watching this kit come together for a short while now, with regular updates on CAD, packaging and also a test shot build from Alex Glass himself. As I write this, this kit is on the cusp of release, and modellers should be able to get their hands on it later this month or early January. You can see why Das Werk are proud of their product. The presentation alone is a bold statement of their faith in the product with an attractive artwork by Jason Wong, who also produces artworks for the likes of Takom. If you look carefully at the lid, you’ll note the product name and company logo are finished in gloss, while the remain is a nice satin finish. On the box side we see profiles and schemes for the vehicle. For those of you who don’t know, Das Werk is a collaboration between Uschi van der Rosten and MBK Distribution. In the case of this release, work has also been done in conjunction with Pete Hamann and CustomScale.

 

The box itself is quite weighty, as it should be as it contains two model kits; the Faun L900 3-axle truck, and also the SdAh 115 flatbed trailer. Inside the box, all sprues are separately packed, except for the two which are supplied twice. In total, there are NINE sprues of light grey styrene, and one of clear. There are also two packets of vinyl tires, a number of brass rods and a small decal sheet. An instruction manual is provided for each of the models, both Faun and SdAh 115. 

DW_FAUN-L900_FEATURES_FRONT-END-DEPLOYED-1_PH_01-10-2018_V02.jpg

DW35001_HERO-SHOT_D-Camera_16-11-2018.jpg

DW35001_HERO-SHOT_Q-Camera_15-11-2018.jpg

Instead of rolling through text for each sprue, bearing in mind that I’m fairly unfamiliar with the characteristics and breakdown of such vehicles, we’ll look at each sprue in photographic form, but now I’ll also explain some of what features this kit offers in terms of options etc. From the outset, it became pretty clear that the Das Werk team wanted to create a model that could be used in any scenario that could be thrown at it, and as a result, the load bearing elements of this kit would need to be able to be modelled in a fashion that was realistic of the completed scenario. With the Faun, there is always the possibility that this flatback vehicle could be travelling empty, or with moderate or heavy load. To that end, the designers of this kit have included three separate sets of leaf-spring suspension arms so cater to all three possibilities, and of course then allowing the finished model to sit lower on that suspension when carrying heavy equipment. That is a fantastic little touch.

4.jpg

5.jpg

dark yellow topless open door.jpg

dark-yellow-open-door.jpg

You’ll also see that the kit has some lengths of brass wire. These are designed to be bent around a supplied plastic former so as to create the metal hoops that optionally sit over the rear of the Faun, and would possibly be covered by a soft skin. When the soft top wasn’t deployed, the hoops are stowed further forward. It is of course possible to build the model without the sides fitted too, and just the open back. There are so many possibilities. 

DSC00707.jpg

DSC00712.jpg

DSC00713.jpg

What the instruction manual also provides is a series of load images which will give you an idea about which suspension parts to add vs the weight carried. 

Whilst the Faun has a very nicely detailed cab, detailed underside/chassis and some excellent wood grain finish to the appropriate parts, no engine is supplied, so that really isn’t an option unless someone releases an aftermarket solution for this. 

05-02-2018-5.jpg

24-1-2018-2.jpg

DW00117_L900_V01_3501-3502_TRAILER-RENDER_LOADING-4.jpg

DW00117_L900_V01_3501-3502_TRAILER-RENDER_ROLLING-4.jpg

DW35001_HERO-SHOT_J-Camera_15-11-2018.jpg

DW35001_HERO-SHOT_M-Camera_15-11-2018-desaturated.jpg

05-02-2018-4.jpg

The SdAh 115 trailer is also no less featured, with numerous options for the modeller. These include three load options and the ability to pose the rear axle away from the trailer and fit ramps for loading the trailer itself. 

RETAIL_C.jpg

Like them or loathe them, both the Faun and the SdAh 115 trailer have vinyl wheels, but these are actually very good! Seam lines are extremely minimal or even almost invisible, so shouldn’t be a concern for the average modeller.

DSC00753.jpg

Now to the plastic!

 

Faun L 900

Sprue  A (x2)
DSC00721.jpg

DSC00722.jpg

DSC00723.jpg

DSC00724.jpg

DSC00725.jpg

DSC00726.jpg

DSC00727.jpg

 

Sprue B

DSC00728.jpg

DSC00729.jpg

DSC00730.jpg

DSC00731.jpg

DSC00732.jpg

DSC00733.jpg

DSC00734.jpg

DSC00735.jpg

 

Sprue C
DSC00736.jpg

DSC00737.jpg

DSC00738.jpg

DSC00739.jpg

DSC00740.jpg

DSC00741.jpg

DSC00742.jpg

DSC00743.jpg

DSC00744.jpg

 

Sprue D
DSC00745.jpg

DSC00746.jpg

DSC00747.jpg

DSC00748.jpg

DSC00749.jpg

DSC00750.jpg

DSC00751.jpg

 

Sprue E
DSC00754.jpg

 

Wire
DSC00719.jpg

 

Wheels
DSC00752.jpg

 

Decals
A single decal sheet is included which contains markings for the exterior as well as cab instruments. Printing company is unknown, but the decals are nice and thin, have minimal carrier film, solid colour and perfect register. 

DSC00720.jpg

 

SdAh 115 trailer

Sprue F (x2)
DSC00755.jpg

DSC00756.jpg

DSC00757.jpg

DSC00758.jpg

DSC00760.jpg

DSC00761.jpg

 

Sprue G
DSC00762.jpg

DSC00763.jpg

DSC00764.jpg

DSC00765.jpg

DSC00766.jpg

DSC00767.jpg

 

Sprue H
DSC00768.jpg

DSC00769.jpg

DSC00770.jpg

DSC00771.jpg

DSC00772.jpg

DSC00773.jpg

 

Wheels
DSC00774.jpg

 

Instructions
A separate manual is provided for both the Faun and the SdAh 115 trailer, and whilst there are some commonalities between them, there are some inconsistencies, such as no parts/sprue map for the SdAh 115 trailer manual. No real biggie though. Generally, both manuals are very easy to follow with the various illustrations reminding me very much of Wingnut Wings in their style and colourisation. There is also plenty of annotation throughout and notes on the various options. There are plenty of paint references given throughout too, with codes for RAL, Tamiya, Mr Hobby, Ammo, Vallejo, Humbrol and Mission Models types. 

DSC00704.jpg

DSC00705.jpg

DSC00706.jpg

DSC00708.jpg

DSC00709.jpg

DSC00710.jpg

DSC00711.jpg

DSC00714.jpg

DSC00715.jpg

DSC00716.jpg

DSC00717.jpg

DSC00718.jpg

 

Various schemes are also supplied, attributed to unknown units.

FAUN_tritone_8.jpg

FAUN_erika.jpg

 

Conclusion
Production quality really is superb, rivalling other high-end contemporary kit manufacturers. I think I saw one little bit of flash that wasn’t bigger than a pinhead, and there are no defects such as sink marks etc. A major-league effort has not only gone into some very nice engineering, but also into the research and development of this new kit, and it really shows. With the jig to bend the soft-top support hoops etc. it’s pretty obvious that building this kit will be an absolute joy. If you have some money left in the run-up to, or after Christmas, you should consider treating yourself!

 

My sincere thanks to Das Werk for the review sample seen here. Watch out for this kit soon, from your favourite online model retailer.

 

3banderole_jäh.jpg

 

Thank you for this very thorough review.  It’s a great that you also get a free kit but doesn’t it makes it a little difficult to be totally unbiased?  It’s just that I think about those on here that rushed out to but this great idea of a kit.  How much research did you do on this kit?  You don’t mention any issues with the kit like other sites.  I’ll leave a link for you so you can see just how bad these errors are but I would also recommend just a quick flick through some references materials to minimise the risk of misinformation. I hope you find the link as informative as I did!

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/das-werk-1-35-faun-l-900-and-sdah-115-video-t318059.html

 

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Oh! Yes, the suspension is totally wrong. I mean really wrong like it would have to be broken.

 

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Well done Sir!

You've managed to highlight multiple instances from a single thread on a single website, where a single Individual has used blurry photos and no empirical evidence whatsoever to cast dubious doubt on a subject few care about. How very clever you must feel.

7 hours ago, Magneto said:

Thank you for this very thorough review.  It’s a great that you also get a free kit but doesn’t it makes it a little difficult to be totally unbiased?

This however, not very clever.

You've got to wonder; what motivates an Individual to join a particular website specifically to trash a specific kit, armed with nothing but inuendo as evidence, and then insult the website owner into the bargain?

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7 hours ago, Magneto said:

Oh! Yes, the suspension is totally wrong. I mean really wrong like it would have to be broken.

 

You've made your point.

The wheels are off.

I just looked at your profile and all the posts you've made concern critique on new kits. 
I friendly suggest you earn some merit by building a kit and posting it. 

Regards,

Jeroen

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I apologize for not checking back with this.

I thought once would have been enough.

Jeroen, good catch and thanks.

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7 hours ago, Wumm said:

Well done Sir!

You've managed to highlight multiple instances from a single thread on a single website, where a single Individual has used blurry photos and no empirical evidence whatsoever to cast dubious doubt on a subject few care about. How very clever you must feel.

This however, not very clever.

You've got to wonder; what motivates an Individual to join a particular website specifically to trash a specific kit, armed with nothing but inuendo as evidence, and then insult the website owner into the bargain?

Wow!  How very bigoted and defensive! I have no idea what you are talking about as you definitely haven’t read the link I provided to help you out.  You all seem pretty ruffled and contemptuous.   I felt the points I made were and still are valid.  
I joined the website because I thought that someone on here would have some knowledge.  I seems that everyone on here is a fanatic that can only give gushing praise for a kit they haven’t checked - part of being a good modeller.  
Maybe I was a little too assertive with my comments but at least I provided the link that you were all clamouring for.  That also seemed to have provoked you all to a spiteful outrage.  
 

I guess that any newbies that join have to say how utterly faultless a kit is then they might be able to do a ‘review’ later for a free kit.

Just wow

 

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1 hour ago, Clunkmeister said:

I apologize for not checking back with this.

I thought once would have been enough.

Jeroen, good catch and thanks.

No need to apologise- I guess I over did it a bit but felt a more balanced view was needed so that if anyone wanted to get the kit they would be in the know.

incidentally a new kit is being released which is great but I would have preferred they fixed the issues - I mean miniart is offering to send out new bits to one of their pz kpfw III and have now correct the present kits.  From reading the thread the fact that they put on some resin wheels immediately after the kit suggests a little bit of cheekiness.  Not to mention the resin wheels are supposedly incorrect as well.  I can’t remember what was said about the trailer that you can now get separately.
 

I still want this kit but changing wheel hubs is not something I would look forward to fixing - the only option is too buy the trailer separately (if it’s correct ish) and then buy the updated truck with the fixed wheels and springs.

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Magneto, I feel the best solution would be for you to purchase this kit and give us a detailed WIP on these pages.

In dong so, you’ll guide the rest of us through the rocky spots. 

I’m looking forward to seeing that come to fruition.

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If you don't know what I'm talking about, how do you know I'm being bigoted and defensive? Make up your mind.

43 minutes ago, Magneto said:

Maybe I was a little too assertive with my comments but at least I provided the link that you were all clamouring for.

Yes. Over and over in multiple links. Like a petulant child tugging at Mother's apron.

Go play somewhere else, the Adults are busy.

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